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noun inheritance pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈherɪt(ə)ns/
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  1. 1
    [countable] property or money that you receive from someone when they die
    advice for people who have recently received an inheritance
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of inheriting money or property
      French laws of inheritance
      the inheritance of property
  2. 2
    [countable] something that you receive from your parents or from people who lived before you
    The three countries shared a common linguistic and religious inheritance.


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